Sections and ESA Awards: Meet, Learn, and Connect with the ESA Sections! (Part 1 of 2)
Tuesday, August 12, 2014: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
313, Sacramento Convention Center
Gillian Bowser, Colorado State University
Harold Balbach, US Army ERDC
Jill Baron, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, United States Geological Survey
This proposal is intended as the first in a pair. A fast paced and fun session to meet and connect with the officers from many of the ESA’s twenty-six sections, learn about each section and its student awards, as well as other news about Section activity.. The IGNITE format will be a fun way for section officers to give short presentations on what their section activities are, what awards are offered, what are the areas of expertise of the section members, with which other sections they are most likely to collaborate, and reasons why membership in that section could further your ecological interests. In addition, each section Chairperson will explain and identify 1) the connections between their section and the social or natural sciences and 2) their most successful activities directed towards ecological education during the ESA meetings or at any other time. Our fast paced and lively event will highlight sections as your home in ESA.